2020 Tools & Tactics Webinar: Statutory Paid Leaves – What You Need to Know for 2021

DMECTools & Tactics, Webinars

Thursday, Nov. 19

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

If you have employees in any of these statutory jurisdictions — California, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, or Washington state — you’re probably looking for tools and tactics to stay on top of your compliance obligations. This session will provide information regarding statutory paid leave program changes for 2021. We’ll also provide a recap of the latest paid family leave programs, including Washington D.C’s universal paid leave, and updated information on Massachusetts’ new paid family and medical leave that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021. Ample time will be made available to answer employer questions.

This presentation will be 90 minutes to allow additional time for Q&A.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of employer obligations under new paid leave programs in Massachusetts and Washington D.C., and what it means for employees.
  • Identify compliance obligations under statutory disability and paid leave programs, including updates for 2021.
  • Review common misconceptions and best practices surrounding state leave programs.


Susan Murphy
Manager, Group Insurance, Business Segments

Sue is a manager of portfolio strategy and development at Prudential Group Insurance.  She has over 20 years of disability industry experience and is currently responsible for Prudential’s statutory paid leave initiatives.

Gina Pettigrano
Manager, Statutory Paid Leave Products

Gina Pettigrano has over 20 years of group insurance and industry related experience. Prior to her current role, Gina held several positions in Prudential's life and disability operational areas where she led dedicated customer service teams. Gina has spent the past several years focused on product management, and is currently one of the subject matter experts for Prudential’s statutory paid leave programs.

Donna Wieland
Director, Statutory Paid Leave Products

Donna Wieland has over 30 years of group insurance and industry related experience. She began her career at Unum where she held a variety of leadership roles over 15 years. She has also held positions at The Standard, Aetna, and Aflac. In her current role with Prudential, Donna is a director and product lead for statutory paid leave programs.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 ADMS, 1 CDMS, 1 CLMS, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify for CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

 Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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